New home for Buddhist organisation

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Growing membership in a Buddhist organisation has seen it look north for more real estate.

Yesterday, the 15-year-old BW Monastery officially opened its new headquarters in Woodlands.

Growing membership in a Buddhist organisation has seen it look north for more real estate. Yesterday, the 15-year-old BW Monastery officially opened its new headquarters in Woodlands. The four-storey complex is the size of about 30 five-room HDB flat
ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

The four-storey complex is the size of about 30 five-room HDB flats, and can hold 1,200 people.

In addition to a prayer shrine, the 34,400 sq ft building houses facilities such as a library, classrooms and a museum.

The complex at 1, Woodlands Drive 16 will complement the monastery's five other centres, to fully serve 3,500 members. It cost $15 million to build.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2017, with the headline 'New home for Buddhist organisation'. Print Edition | Subscribe